DScOT Prospective Students

Registered active duty Army Occupational Therapist possessing a master's degree in Occupational Therapy with a cumulative undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale); must have completed the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with a minimum cumulative score of 297 and must meet the U.S. Army Human Resources Command qualifications.


  • 60 months on active duty which includes training time.
  • The U.S. Army-Baylor Doctor of Science in Occupational Therapy (DScOT) Program ONLY accepts active duty Army service members within their first 2-5 years of federal service.
  • Applicants who are interested in becoming commissioned officers in the U.S. Army may contact their nearest AMEDD Recruiter at www.go.army.com
  • Top 8 Reasons why our program is your best choice for advance Occupational Therapy education:

  • The DScOT program is a unique advanced clinical doctorate that includes 18 months of didactics, residencies, and clinical research.
  • The DscOT program is the only doctoral program providing occupational therapy behavioral health curriculum that meets the U.S. Army Occupational Therapy war mission.
  • You will receive a free education.
  • Tuition and fees are paid by the Army. In addition, we pay YOU!
  • You continue to accrue 30 days of paid vacation per year beginning on the first day you enter officer training.
  • You will serve as an occupational therapist in the Army Medical Specialist Corps upon graduation in positions of greater responsibility.
  • Outstanding faculty-to-student ratio! You will enjoy one of the best faculty-to-student ratios found in any occupational therapy school.
  • You will practice in a direct access setting in an environment with more autonomy than in any civilian occupational therapy setting.